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Spokane-area public schools offer tutoring

Now that the school year is in full swing, students will be heading home with their fair share of homework. Spokane Public Schools recently announced Supplemental Educational Services for this …


Obama advises caution in what kids put on Facebook

In a pep talk that kept clear of politics, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged the nation’s students to take pride and ownership in their education — and stick with …


“Eat-in” slated for today as part of school food revolution

This year, Slow Food – a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting sustainability and connecting farmers, cooks, educators, students and others who care about food and the environment — launched “Time …


Obama’s in-school address assailed

DALLAS – President Barack Obama’s back-to-school address next week was supposed to be a feel-good story for an administration battered over its health care agenda. Now Republican critics are calling …


Districts let teachers opt to air speech

President Barack Obama will be talking to schoolchildren Tuesday. It’s unclear how many of them in the Inland Northwest will hear him. Local school districts are taking a cautious approach …


Liberty High’s principal grew up in the district

The new Liberty High School principal confessed to being nervous and excited before the first day of school this week, but the new job is really a homecoming for native …


High school prepares for instrument swap

Five years ago while browsing through skis and poles at the Mount Spokane Ski Swap, Dawn Bayman had an epiphany. What if there was an event like this that brought …


Officers warning motorists of school zone speeds

Law enforcement officers are reminding motorists to be careful going through school zones today as classes resume for Spokane Public Schools.


Back to the books

This first day of school is no ordinary one for Freeman School District. The old high school has been largely torn down for an “aggressive modernization,” and high school classes …


Demand dwarfs supplies giveaway

Ann Bradshaw came to the Salvation Army on Monday afternoon hoping to get much-needed help with school supplies for her two boys, who start classes Thursday. Instead Bradshaw and her …


Giveaway runs out of school supplies in 45 minutes

Ann Bradshaw came to the Salvation Army on Monday afternoon hoping to get much-needed help with school supplies for her two boys, who start classes Thursday.


Right backpack can ease load

The backpack is the preferred way to transport books, science projects, gym shoes and lunches to school. Packs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, and their prices …


School is starting, but the fun will continue

It is hard to believe school will be starting in less than two weeks. Having rain in July and August made the summer seem a little short. Out here on …


Cindy Hval: School projects inspire creepy dreams, fewer sweets

There’s a butterfly in my freezer. And a moth, a stink bug, an ant, a fly and something green with wings. I tend to forget they’re there, but when I …


Black students trail whites in Wash. school tests

Despite years of work to improve black students’ test scores, they continue to trail white students in Washington state’s public schools, a federal report has found.


Luna says he’ll try to lower majority

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna wants to eliminate a constitutional mandate requiring school districts to secure a two-thirds majority of voters in bond elections to raise money for facilities. …


Court won’t get involved in Bible club question

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to stop a school district from blocking a group of Christian students from forming a Bible club on campus.


Four vie for vacant EV School Board post

The East Valley school board seems to be the hot ticket for the November elections, with four people filing for the seat being vacated by longtime board member June Sine …


Longtime Spokane Education Association leader discusses state of local schooling

Maureen Ramos has been in the classroom for 45 years. The 66-year-old teacher will be retiring this year, after spending the past eight years asking hard questions as the president …


Wash. school districts laying off teachers

School districts across Washington are giving teachers layoff warning notices to cut spending plans.


Eye on Olympia: Education reform pits PTA, WEA

OLYMPIA – In a legislative session with more than its share of surprises, one of the biggest has been the heated battle between school advocates over proposed reforms. On one …


In brief: Mail center best bet for late tax postmark

With the advent of online tax filing, the U.S. Postal Service has scaled back the number of locations it keeps open to accommodate those needing the all-important April 15 postmark. …


Proposal for school modernization in works

OLYMPIA – Citing Depression-era public works spending as his inspiration, a House lawmaker on Monday proposed borrowing $3 billion to modernize schools and university buildings across the state. “We’re going …


Idaho schools budget to be cut 7.7 percent

Idaho would cut its state funding for schools next year by 7.7 percent, under an unprecedented budget set by lawmakers this morning.


Valley in brief: Spring break in 2010 moved to match others

The Central Valley School District board of directors corrected a scheduling snafu in the 2009-2010 school calendar Monday night. The calendar had been approved earlier than usual this year, said …


Teachers hear Holocaust survivor’s story

Teaching the history of the Holocaust would be a challenge without people like Peter Metzelaar. The 73-year-old Seattle resident is a survivor of the genocide that took place during World …


Court reaffirms ruling on special ed funding

The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s decision denying a request by a consortium of Washington school districts to declare the system of funding special education …


School closures and delays for Tuesday

School closures and delays for Tuesday.


Group promotes active recess

Kids used to spend recess reaching for the sky on swings or hanging off the jungle gym. But that has changed. “In some cases, recess may be on the books …


Ferris’ Ham on Regal takes the stage

On Sunday at 2 p.m. the MayHAM will begin when Ferris High School’s Ham on Regal Players hits the stage for a special opening performance of “MayHAM at the Museum.” …